Monday, May 21, 2018

Event Update For 2018-05-20

The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.

A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.

Category: Variety Pack

2018-05-20 - Mysterious explosions in the wee hours alarming people in Bucks County (Pennsylvania):

2018-05-20 - B-1B Lancer bomber bursts into flame, makes emergency landing in Midland (Texas)

Quote: "The 'in-flight emergency' mentioned by the Pentagon was reportedly an engine fire, according to unidentified Air Force personnel who shared accounts with Air Force amn/nco/snco; while the extinguisher systems were activated to put out the blaze, the fire indicator light did not go off after their use, which may have indicated a failure to extinguish the fire. If this reading is accurate, the extinguisher failure could have led to an uncontrolled and catastrophic fire that could have potentially resulted in the complete loss of the aircraft in a rapid period of time."

Quote: "Last week, images surfaced on Facebook purporting to show a burnt-out engine from the incident, as well as photos from The Associated Press and Midland Reporter-Telegram showing that the B-1B, tail number 86-0109, was missing a ceiling hatch, leading to speculation an in-flight ejection was attempted."

Quote: "Fire crews responding to the aircraft used foam on the plane, suggesting the crew had reported an engine fire."

Note: This happened on May 1, but the reason for the emergency landing was not given at that time. So, another plane engine bursting into flame, like the passenger plane that just ignited and crashed and killed 110+ people near the coast in Cuba a few days ago, and the military plane that ignited and crashed and killed 257 people near the coast in Algeria last month, and the private jet that ignited and crashed and killed 11 people in Iran in March, and so on. More flammable gases are entering the atmosphere so more planes are burning and/or smoking and/or exploding, simple as that. Sometimes planes will be hit by a foul odor or chemical smell too, as they fly through invisible clouds of gas containing hydrogen sulfide. This is the 76th aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-20 - Passenger plane hit by chemical smell, plane makes emergency landing in Albuquerque (New Mexico):

Quote: "A passenger told NBC 7 she smelled chemicals on the plane and when airline crews spoke over the loudspeaker, she could tell they were wearing masks although masks never deployed for passengers. A Frontier Airlines spokesperson confirmed oxygen masks did not deploy. Frontier Airlines also said the diversion was due to a chemical smell and not due to smoke as airport officials reported."

Quote: "Anzai said emergency crews boarded and checked out the plane, but passengers were told the source of the smell was not found."

Note: That's because the smell didn't come from the plane, it came from the atmosphere through which the plane was flying...

2018-05-20 - Metal recycling center erupts in flame in Birmingham (Alabama):

2018-05-20 - Underground electrical fire causes blackouts in the Green Lake area in coastal Seattle (Washington):

2018-05-20 - Kilauea's lava reaches the ocean, posing new threat of hydrochloric acid steam, man hit with lava splatter too:

Quote: "After destroying dozens of houses, lava from the Kilauea volcano has now reached the ocean, presenting a new health threat to Hawaii residents. Civil defense authorities on Hawaii posted a warning to stay clear of any lava stream that is flowing into the ocean. When the super hot lava hits the cooler sea water, it produces what is called 'laze,' hydrochloric acid steam that pours into the air along with fine particles of glass."

Quote: "Firefighters in Hawaii said a man suffered a serious injury to his leg when he was hit with lava spatter from the erupting Kilauea volcano. Fire officials said the man was on his third floor balcony of his home on Noni Farms Road when he was hit in the shin, shattering the bottom part of his leg. Spatter can weigh as much as a refrigerator, and even smaller pieces can be deadly."

2018-05-20 - Apartment building damaged by explosion and fire in Houston (Texas), 1+ injured:

Quote: "Firefighters arrived to the complex in the 4000 block of Corder around 9 p.m. to reports of an explosion. One person was taken to the hospital, officials said. Another person was reported missing."

2018-05-20 - Mysterious explosion and fire damages home in Lincoln (Nebraska):

Note: These are the 126th and 127th residential explosions in 2018...

2018-05-20 - Electrical substation damaged by fire in Gurugram (India):

2018-05-20 - Transformer bursts into flame on street in coastal Bayonne (New Jersey):

2018-05-20 - Fishing ship 'Adriana' destroyed by fire at 3:30 AM off the coast of Oaxaca (Mexico):

Quote: "Early on May 19, 2018, the Mexican tuna boat 'Adriana' caught fire 150 nautical miles south of the Chacahua Bay, off the coast of Oaxaca. Its 24 crew members were rescued by the 'Centenario' which was sailing in the area. The tanker which was heading to Salina Cruz from San Carlos, Baja California, had received a distress call at 3.30 a.m. At 4.02 a.m. the crew observed flares and found the burning vessel."

Note: This is the 439th boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-20 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on Bennetts Road in Keresley (Britain):

Note: This is the 308th bus to burn in 2018...

2018-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-20 near Marshall (Texas):

2018-05-20 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-70 near Plainfield (Indiana):

Quote: "Semi fire has all but left lane closed on eastbound I-70 between Plainfield and airport."

2018-05-20 - Tractor trailers, trucks, cars and more destroyed by massive blaze in Al Batha (Saudi Arabia):

Quote: "The fire incident, which happened for the second time in the last 10 years, engulfed dozens of trucks, goods and imported cars."

Note: At least two big rigs burned there, so I'll just call it two to be conservative...

2018-05-20 - In three separate incidents, tractor trailer and two cars burst into flame in Queensland (Australia):

Quote: "Emergency services are rushing to deal with a truck fire near Hughenden this morning. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said crews were heading to the prime mover fire on Aramac Torrens Creek Rd. The fire was about 15km south of Torrens Creek."

Quote: "Besides this morning’s incident on the road, police and firefighters had to help extinguish two car fires overnight in North Queensland. The first was at Home Hill about 10pm on Sunday. A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said the car fire was at a home on Kirknie Rd."

Quote: "Another car fire was reported about 3am today on Mayneside Circuit, Annandale."

Note: These are the 968th, 969th, 970th, 971st and 972nd tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-20 - Box truck bursts into flame on East Lynchburg Salem Turnpike in Bedford (Virginia):

2018-05-20 - Truck bursts into flame on the Newell Highway in Narrandera (Australia):

2018-05-20 - RV bursts into flame in Mansfield Woodhouse (Britain):

Note: This is the 247th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-05-20 - SUV bursts into flame at 11:50 PM on the A41 in Albrighton (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on Breslin Road in Joppa (Maryland):

2018-05-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame on street in Spring Valley (New York):

2018-05-20 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked near the site of the previous day's huge fire in Brandon (Canada):

Quote: "As a small crowd of people gathered to look over the destruction in downtown Brandon, down the street a truck burst into flames Sunday afternoon."

Quote: "Bickerton said he has no idea why his truck caught fire, adding it was in good shape."

2018-05-20 - Classic Corvette Stingray bursts into flame on Route 17 in Paramus (New Jersey):

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Ephrata Township (Pennsylvania), nobody there:

Quote: "No one was home when the fire broke out in the car, but passersby stopped and attempted to extinguish the car fire. Flames then extended to the nearby house."

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on street in Mohali (India):

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on highway near Phagwara (India):

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on Parkgate Road in Chester (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on the M20 near Ashford (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame at 5:31 AM on the M180 in Humberside (Britain):

Quote: "Humberside, Mw M18. Sun 20 May 2018 05:31 (No:09730) Car fire, two hose reels and one BA."

2018-05-20 - Car bursts into flame on Walnut Way in Hyde Heath (Britain):

Quote: "Sunday 20 May, 2.35pm Fire in boot of car, Walnut Way, Hyde Heath. One appliance and crew from Amersham attended. The fire was out on arrival. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera."

2018-05-20 - Minivan and home destroyed by fire, another home damaged, in Ada (Minnesota):

2018-05-20 - SUV and home go up in flames in coastal Providence (Rhode Island):

Quote: "The home had visible damage to the backside and several floors, including a garage where a charred vehicle remained."

2018-05-20 - Three vehicles and Crater Lake Bed and Breakfast go up in flames in Chiloquin (Oregon):

Quote: "A fireman reportedly suffered chest pains and had to be airlifted by helicopter from the site."

2018-05-20 - Barn destroyed by fire in Anslow (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Brush fires close I-17 and State Route 87 near New River (Arizona):

2018-05-20 - Wildfire sends people fleeing near Lake Winnipegosis (Canada):

2018-05-20 - Wildfire destroys 13 homes along the shores of Meadow Lake (Canada):

Quote: "The properties, which are seasonal, are all on the lakefront."

2018-05-20 - Wildfire breaks out in coastal Edinburgh (Scotland), 1 injured:

2018-05-20 - Around 1000 bales of hay go up in flames at 2 AM near the Gila River in Buckeye (Arizona):

2018-05-20 - Nightclub heavily damaged by fire at 1 AM in Milwaukee (Wisconsin):

2018-05-20 - Paper mill damaged by fire in Green Bay (Wisconsin):

2018-05-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Wicomico (Virginia):

2018-05-20 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Chesterfield (Virginia):

2018-05-20 - Home damaged by fire at 11 PM in coastal Myrtle Beach (South Carolina):

2018-05-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in Dallas (Oregon):

2018-05-20 - Home heavily damaged by fire in coastal Norfolk (Virginia), nobody there:

2018-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire near Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines (Iowa):

2018-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Williston (North Dakota):

2018-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Inman (South Carolina), dog killed:

2018-05-20 - Home destroyed by fire in Bakersfield (California):

2018-05-20 - Home and barn destroyed by fire in Orvil Township (Illinois):

2018-05-20 - In separate incidents, home and mobile home destroyed by fire in Puslinch (Canada):

2018-05-20 - Apartment building damaged by fire in South Oakland area in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 2 injured:

2018-05-20 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-05-20 - Deadly fire destroys home at 7:30 AM in Norway (Maine), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Deadly fire destroys home in Rochester (Massachusetts), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Deadly fire burns apartment building on West Cook Street in Portage (Wisconsin), 900 feet from the Wisconsin River, 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Vacant home burns in Shreveport (Louisiana):

2018-05-20 - Vacant home goes up in flames, fire spreads to two occupied homes, in coastal New Orleans (Louisiana):

2018-05-20 - Three girls, 7, 8 and 9, found dead in watery ditch in Kutubpur (India):

2018-05-20 - Three girls found dead in watery ditch in Bihar (India):

2018-05-20 - Woman and two girls, 22, 16 and 16, die in pond in Machindranath Chincholi (India), 2 men die at water park too:

2018-05-20 - Man and son, 28 and 7, go fishing, next seen dead in creek, in Thane (India):

2018-05-20 - Two people, 17 and 19, die in water in Haripur (Pakistan):

2018-05-20 - Man, 19, found dead in canal in Caldwell (Idaho):

2018-05-20 - Man, 49, security guard, drops dead at work in Las Vegas (Nevada):

2018-05-20 - Man, 49, found dead under riding mower near pond in Porter Township (Indiana):

2018-05-20 - Woman, early 50s, found dead on bike path on the Conner Creek Greenway in Detroit (Michigan):

2018-05-20 - Man found dead in creek in coastal Oakland (California):

2018-05-20 - Man dies after being pulled from the Napa River in Napa Valley (California):

2018-05-20 - Man, 25, saves girl then dies himself in Lake Ray Roberts near Denton (Texas):

2018-05-20 - Woman, 48, dies in Lake Sam Rayburn in Sabine County (Texas):

2018-05-20 - Person found dead in Lake Texoma (Texas):

2018-05-20 - Man found dead in Swan Creek in Toledo (Ohio):

2018-05-20 - Man found dead in the Wisconsin River near Port Edwards (Wisconsin):

2018-05-20 - Man found dead in submerged pickup truck in the Coosa River in Gadsden (Alabama):

2018-05-20 - Woman, 31, found dead in the Blue River east of New Pekin (Indiana):

2018-05-20 - Man, 64, found dead in East Otto (New York):

2018-05-20 - Person found dead in the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon (Canada):

Quote: "On May 3, the fire department discovered the body of a 25-year-old man near Broadway Bridge during a training exercise. Saskatoon police said foul play was not a factor in that man's death."

2018-05-20 - Man, 63, drops dead at workshop in West Croydon (Australia), 4 miles from the coast:

2018-05-20 - Man, 35, dies in swimming pool in Delhi (India):

Quote: "Meanwhile, family members of Nitin Gupta told police that he has been going for swimming classes for the past three to four years. 'The family members of the deceased told us that he knew swimming well,' said a senior police officer."

2018-05-20 - Man, 25, found dead in the Nambul River in Imphal (India):

2018-05-20 - Man found dead in marshy area in Somerleyton (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Man, 40, found dead near Oliver Road in Balby, Doncaster (Britain):

2018-05-20 - Firefighter, man, has 'medical emergency', fire truck slams into tree, in Columbus (Kansas):

Quote: "A Southeast Kansas firefighter is under observation after a medical emergency causes him to lose consciousness resulting in the truck he was driving to leave the roadway. Shortly after nine the morning Columbus Fire and Rescue was responding to a fire alarm. The driver of the truck suffered a medical emergency causing him to pass out while driving. The truck traveled off the road and collided with a tree leaving the truck out of service."

2018-05-20 - Man, 58, has 'medical event', pickup truck crashes into home, in coastal Dover (New Hampshire), 1 injured:

Quote: "Officials say the driver of a pickup truck suffered a medical event, causing him to crash through the garage of a New Hampshire home."

2018-05-20 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car overturns off road, in coastal Burien (Washington):

Quote: "Initial information is the driver suffered a medical emergency. Thankfully the driver only suffered minor scrapes and was freed from the car by our officers."

2018-05-20 - Small plane lands at airport, runs off runway, crashes into fence, in Marlborough (Massachusetts):

2018-05-20 - Helicopter crashes into marsh in Boutte (Louisiana), near the coast, 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-05-20 - Passenger bus slams into heavy truck near Sira (India), 7 killed, 20 injured:

2018-05-20 - Passenger bus crashes into monsoon drain near Kepala Batas (Malaysia), 5 injured:

2018-05-20 - Tanker truck trailer overturns on I-15 near Bountiful (Utah):

2018-05-20 - SUV veers off road, crashes into creek, in Orangeburg County (South Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Pickup truck veers off road at 11 PM, hits utility pole, bursts into flame, in Morgan County (Missouri), 1 injured:

2018-05-20 - Car hits tanker truck head-on, on Highway 166 near New Cuyama (California), 2 killed, 1 injured:

2018-05-20 - Car crashes off bridge before 7 AM, lands on road below, on I-80 near Des Moines (Iowa), 1 killed, 2 injured:

2018-05-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into parked semi, on I-65 near Louisville (Kentucky), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Car crashes at 3:30 AM on US 183 in Travis County (Texas), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Car veers off road, crashes into creek, in Fort Wayne (Indiana), 1 injured:

2018-05-20 - Naked man, 31, runs down street shortly before 6 AM, plays with tree branch, gets arrested, in Little Rock (Arkansas):

Quote: "A man who was running naked Sunday morning in North Little Rock was arrested, police reported. Officers received a report shortly before 6 a.m. that the man was running along Fairway Avenue. They encountered a naked Max Waggoner, 31, at Fairway Avenue and Topf Road, according to a police report. Waggoner was reportedly playing with a tree branch."

2018-05-20 - Rattlesnake falls into canoe and attacks man on the Edisto River (South Carolina):

2018-05-20 - Landslides damage or destroy 27 homes in Polk County (North Carolina), 1 killed:

2018-05-20 - Huge sinkhole opens near home in Apopka (Florida):

2018-05-20 - Huge sinkhole opens and swallows cars in Hangzhou (China):

2018-05-20 - Overpass collapses and crushes two vehicles near coastal Manila (Philippine Islands):

2018-05-20 - Person has 'medical emergency' at concert in Laredo (Texas), people freak out:

Quote: "Students and Parents who were attending an event at the UISD Student Activity Complex over the weekend got a scare when a medical emergency got out of hand. According to several parents, the situation happened after a person attending the spring concert was in need of medical assistance. Someone then ran into the auditorium to seek help. During the confusion, it was reported that someone misinterpreted the incident as an alleged active shooter situation."

2018-05-20 - Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes southeast of Xalpatlahuac (Mexico):

2018-05-20 - Potential historic Arctic warming scenario in the GFS Model forecast for late May:

2018-05-20 - Tornado touches down in or near Austin (Texas):

2018-05-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Tripura (India):

2018-05-20 - Heavy rain and flooding hit Henan Province (China):

2018-05-20 - Waterspout filmed off Fort Morgan (Alabama):

2018-05-20 - 'Landspout' tornado filmed near Pearl (Illinois):

2018-05-20 - Ebola outbreak continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo:

Quote: "Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected."

2018-05-20 - Scientists turn to robotic replacements as declining bee numbers threaten global food security:

2018-05-20 - Storage capacity of radioactive water at Fukushima power plant in Japan nears limit:

2018-05-20 - Average price of gasoline in the US hits $3/gallon:

Quote: "The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.00. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the price has spiked 41 cents over the past three months."

2018-05-20 - Michigan sets precedent by passing law that effectively bans NSA's data collection practices:

2018-05-20 - Wells Fargo employees altered business customers' data:


  1. Greetings everyone. I trust you're all alive and well.

    After erasing all mentions of climate change, National Park Service releases uncensored report

    The study's lead scientist said she was "extremely happy" that mentions of climate change were restored.

    The report highlights the climate risks at 118 coastal national park sites. While the impact will vary depending on the location and how much global temperatures increase, the report finds that parks in North Carolina’s Outer Banks are at the greatest risk from sea level rise. [more]

    Judge orders Vancouver, Wash., teen to start paying off $37M for starting Columbia Gorge wildfire

    The 15-year-old from Vancouver, Wash., this year acknowledged he threw two fireworks in Eagle Creek Canyon on Sept. 2, causing the huge fire and devastating a major outdoor tourist attraction. The judge says that the boy can set up a payment plan, though payments can be halted after 10 years. [more]

    [from the new Why Not Just Nuke 'Em desk]
    U.S. Proposes End of Grizzly-Baiting Ban in Alaska's National Preserves

    [bring a howitzer, machine gun or bazooka - just KILL all wildlife]

    Pakistan Heatwave Kills 65 People in Karachi - Welfare Organization

    A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist. [more]

    [adding to the "possible toppler" list]
    Man dies after falling into baggage level at San Francisco airport

    “At approximately 8:45am PDT, a male, aged approximately late 50s/early 60s, fell from the mezzanine level in Terminal 3 down to the baggage claim level”, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said in an email. [more]

    Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again

    How weakened U.S. fossil fuel regulations threaten environmental justice in Colorado

    From the start, President Donald Trump’s administration has made dismantling regulations, especially for the oil, gas and coal industries, a top priority.

    Even among people who support drilling, many believe these industries need to be more regulated. The residents I have interviewed report feeling uncertain and vulnerable. They tell researchers like me they consider themselves powerless to control their surroundings or to protect the environment, their health or their property. Reducing regulations even more will only intensify these problems. [more]

    Food washing process may be causing outbreaks of poisoning

    Outbreaks of food poisoning could be caused by an industry standard cleaning procedure used for fresh produce like salads, according to scientists in the UK. Stuart McDill reports. [more]

    [more below]

  2. [from our We Call BULLSHIT On 'at! dept.]
    UK's largest power station pilots project that could result in 'carbon negative' electricity production

    The U.K.'s largest power station is to pilot a program that could make its renewable electricity "carbon negative" — meaning that it takes out more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it creates.

    Originally built as a coal-fired power station, Drax in North Yorkshire, England, has been focusing on renewables in recent years and this new bioenergy carbon capture storage (BECCS) project is claimed to be the first of its kind in Europe.

    The scheme will involve Drax partnering with C-Capture, a spin-out from the University of Leeds that designs solvent systems for the removal of carbon dioxide from gas streams. Drax will invest £400,000 ($536,706) in the project, according to a statement at the weekend. [more; it's a scheme all right . ..]

    Iran promises EU it will adhere to nuke deal 'on one condition'

    Iran has promised the EU to adhere to the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement provided that EU countries make up for the damage Tehran may suffer from US sanctions, Iran's nuclear chief, Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters. [more]

    FBI and CIA re-booted the Cold War in order to cover their own election meddling

    [SOTT]Comment: What's remarkable at this point is how easily the 'Russian collusion' narrative is not only crumbling around their feet, but upon further investigation and rigorous questioning, reveals just how criminally elements of the US intelligence community have behaved; not Trump.

    Watch Deep State mouthpiece and hack author of Russian Roullete Michael Isikoff try to talk his way out of the damning facts he unwittingly presents in his own book about ex-CIA chief John Brennan! [more; see ~ 5 min. video]

    Trump using NATO to get 'disloyal' Europeans into line

    The growing rift in the transatlantic alliance is set to blow wide open after US President Trump used a top-level meeting with NATO this week to blast Germany and other European members for being "disloyal".

    Sounding like a Mafia don, Trump warned that such NATO members "will be dealt with". [more]

    Trump admin slaps even more sanctions on Venezuela after Maduro's re-election

    [attaway to kick 'em when they're down!]

    The Trump administration has stepped up economic pressure on Venezuela, announcing new financial sanctions which prohibit US citizens from purchasing any Venezuelan debt. [more]

    Remains of gray whale found near Bowerman Airport, Washington

    Post mortem on pygmy sperm whale ashore in Melbourne, Australia

    [continued below]

  3. Deadly Nipah virus has no cure, little is known about its transmission, and it has re-emerged in India

    At least nine people in southern India have died in cases linked to an outbreak of the rare and extremely deadly Nipah virus, according to a report by the BBC.

    Nipah is considered a newly emerging deadly virus - scientists only found out that it could jump from bats to other species, including humans, within the past 20 years.

    The disease is currently incurable and can be transmitted from person to person. It has killed between 40 percent and 75 percent of infected people in most outbreaks. [more]

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018
    A great explanation of what is behind the threats against Iran

    Iran Switches From Dollar To Euro - US Labels Bank Terrorist

    [~ 8 min. video of Jimmy Dore Show]

    Iran's Rouhani responds to US threats

    World Does Not Accept US Deciding For All Countries

    New Zealand's growing sea of plastic a symptom of a larger predicament

    [full page article with links to other stories]

    Syrian Army Has Detained 300 French Military

    Syria Holds French US and Israeli Prisoners of War

    77 Million Square Feet Of Retail Space And Counting – America’s Retail Apocalypse Is Spiraling Out Of Control In 2018

    In 2017 we absolutely shattered the all-time record for retail store closings in a single year, and this year it looks like we are going to shatter the record once again. In fact, there are some that are projecting that up to 9,000 retail stores could close by the time that we get to the end of this calendar year. Already, the amount of retail space that has shut down is simply jaw-dropping. If you total up all of the retail store closings that have been announced so far in 2018, it accounts for 77 million square feet of retail space. Let that number sink in for a bit. Many shopping centers and strip malls around the country already have a post-apocalyptic feel to them, and more “space available” signs are going up with each passing day.

    While parts of North America had its coldest April for 20 years April 2018 was 3rd warmest on record for the globe...NOAA

    Corrosive as diluted battery acid Sulfur Dioxide levels off the scale giant clouds of acid and fine glass methane and lava haze Kilauea volcano

    Inhaling sulfur dioxide is associated with increased respiratory symptoms and disease, difficulty in breathing, and premature death. [more; look at the map of SO2 concentration]

  4. [For our "feel good" segment, today]
    A dog adopted 9 ducklings after their mom disappeared, and it's impossibly cute

    Fred, a 10-year-old labrador, has been caring for the chicks at Mountfitchet Castle in Essex, England, since their mom disappeared last week.

    Pictures taken by the manager at the castle, a local tourist attraction, show the ducklings nestling under Fred and riding around on his back. Fred lives at the castle as its "resident dog."

    the ducklings sleep in Fred's dog basket, and have been for a swim with him in the castle moat. [more]

    Creative Self-Destruction

    Disintegration is masquerading as progress...

    Yesterday we saw that short-covering in junk Energy stocks is the leading trade since the beginning of April. These same stocks were leading after the election as well. Subsequently, they are making a lower high, while Consumer Staples are making a lower low, and the over-owned Internet stocks are at all time highs.

    Over the course of this rally, the market now embeds disintegration - leadership by the junkiest stocks, record crowding into the largest cap stocks, and implosion of the safe haven stocks [more; see charts, graphs]

    Venezuela’s hungry citizens hunt wildlife, zoo animals, as economic crisis grows – “I can’t imagine a place in the world where they let the animals suffer so much”

    [this illustrates the modern human predicament (the choice between a livable planet and short term MONEY)]
    Idle coal-fired power plant in Australia will reopen to power bitcoin mining

    Sure, you could mine bitcoin on that old PC in your garage, or you could use a whole power station to do it.

    That's the idea behind the Blockchain Application Centre -- an Aussie tech initiative that will see one of the country's now-shuttered coal-fired power plants reopened to provide cheap power for blockchain applications.

    It's the work of Australian tech company IOT Group, which has partnered with local power company Hunter Energy on the project. According to The Age, Hunter Energy will recommission the Redbank power station in the Hunter Valley, two hours drive north of Sydney.

    Once the power plant is reopened (expected to be completed within 12 months), it will offer wholesale or "pre-grid" power prices to blockchain companies, allowing them to do things like mining cryptocurrencies, without having to pay retail power prices. [more; hey, fuck the planet, gimme dat bitcoin!]

    [more below]

  5. Climate science misrepresented by House Science Committee members

    [all the bullshit ideas are represented - including the recent "rocks falling into the sea!" theory; more proof "our" government LIES to us (all the time)]

    Iran in The Crosshairs as The Empire Enters Its Mad Dog Days

    US And Israel Holding Global Economy Hostage in Showdown With Iran

    Dramatic flooding in Dagestan, Russia

    Heavy rainfall turn streets into rivers in Krasnodar, Russia

    9,191 people died of animal attacks across India in 2017-18 - the highest in 5 years

    In defense of Acupuncture

    [what did it for me was when my (now deceased) pit bull had acupuncture treatments for 6 weeks for a "torn" acl, after which he was ready for swim therapy for another 6 weeks - he completely healed; in other words you don't have to believe it - it WORKS, even if you don't know how or why]

    Late to the game: Mainstream medicine now says it's okay to eat eggs

    What is this bright luminous «X» in the clouds? Extremely rare antisolar arc forms like a portal to another dimension in the sky over Oslo in Norway

    Wow! That is extremely rare! What is this strange glowing X floating in the sky over the Gardermoen Oslo Airport in Norway? Is that a portal to another dimension? This strange atmospheric phenomenon is called an Antisolar Arc… And it is kind of out-of-this-world. [more]

    Video: Crazy winds topple giant crane in Astana, Kazakhstan

    Today, hurricane force winds engulfed Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, toppling down a giant crane. Hail also badly hit the region. Another weather anomaly [more]

  6. [big hint from Captain Obvious: If ya can't breathe the air, it's time to gtf out!]
    Hawaii volcano shooting lava 150 feet into the air, as emissions boost ER visits

    [here's to Transparency in Government]
    EPA prevents three news organizations from attending conference on water contaminants

    [uhm, last time I checked, Scott . . you work for US!]